Day 1 : Overnight Travel

Make your own way to your Capital City Domestic Airport in time to check in for your Virgin Australia flight to Perth.  On arrival in Perth connect with your South African Airways overnight flight to Johannesburg.

Day 2 : Johannesburg

On your early morning arrival you will be met and transferred by shuttle bus to your hotel.  (Early check in not included but can be pre-purchased prior to departure at extra cost). The rest of the day is at leisure before meeting for a briefing with your fellow travellers in the evening.

Accommodation:  Protea Hotel OR Tambo or similar including breakfast.

Shop Aerial Kids

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Day 3 : Hazyview

This morning we leave for Mpumalanga, dropping several hundred feet into the lush Lowveld.  Travel along the Panorama Route visiting the view sites of the Blyde River Canyon, God's Window, The Three Rondavels and Bourke's Luck Potholes before heading to Hazyview.

Accommodation:  Hippo Hollow Country Estate or similar including breakfast.

God's Window THREE RONDAVELS

Day 4 : Hazyview

Today is an early start in order to experience the wonders of exploring Kruger National Park in our closed touring vehicle.  Spend a morning searching for the Big Five in the famous Kruger National Park which supports the largest variety of wildlife species on the African continent.  Keep a lookout for the wonderful flora and birdlife that abounds.  Return to the hotel for afternoon at leisure.

Accommodation:  Hippo Hollow Country Estate or similar including breakfast.

Optional Tour (for own account):  Kruger National Park - full day open vehicle safari - ZAR1195.00 per person.  Option to be paid for on tour.

Activities and Services

Day 5 : eSwatini

After breakfast, depart for eSwatini (formerly Swaziland).  Proceed south to Malalane and onto eSwatini where you will visit a real Chief's Village and have the fantastic opportunity to gain an authentic knowledge of traditional Swazi culture.

Accommodation:  Lugogo Sun or similar including breakfast.

Day 6 : Hluhluwe

This morning we journey through Swaziland into Zululand and into the Kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal were ancient traditions and modern cultures of both Zulu and Settler have combined living in peace and harmony.  Arrive in the Umfolozi region for your overnight stay.

Accommodation:  Anew Hotel Hluhluwe or similar including breakfast.

Optional Tour (for own account): Hluhluwe - Afternoon open vehicle safari - ZAR830.00 per person.  Option to be paid for on tour.

Day 7 : Durban

Guests have the option to lie in or taken an optional morning boat cruise (own account) or simply soak up the atmosphere of this tourist town St Lucia before heading towards Durban.  An orientation tour introduces us to this vibrant seaside city.

Accommodation:  Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge or similar including breakfast.

Optional Tour (for own account): St Lucia - Game Viewing boat cruise - ZAR340.00 per person.   Option to be paid for on tour.

Zulu Man City Buildings City Centre

Activities and Services

Day 8 : Southern Drakensberg

After a leisurely breakfast we head into the majestic Southern Drakensberg Mountains.  Proceed on a visit to the 300 foot high Howick Falls, continuing through the Southern Midlands Meander Route, arriving at our hotel with afternoon at leisure.

Accommodation:  Drakensberg Gardens Resort or similar including breakfast and dinner.

Activities and Services

Day 9 : Southern Drakensberg

Day at leisure to soak up the surroundings of the magnificent Southern Drakensberg Mountains.  Today a host of optional leisure activities await you.

Accommodation:  Drakensberg Gardens Resort or similar including breakfast and dinner.

Optional Tour (for own account): Sani Pass - 4x4 Adventure Tour - ZAR1340.00 per person.  Option to be paid for on tour.

Sani Pass Sani Pass Sani

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Day 10 : Chintsa

This morning we continue south to the Eastern Cape entering the birthplace of Nelson Mandela (fondly known as Madiba).  Enroute we see the old traditional way of life in the homeland area known as the Transkei and stop for lunch outside the capital, Umtata.  Continue via Nelson Mandela's birthplace and house, arriving late afternoon at our accommodation in Chintsa East, on the beautiful, unspoilt Eastern Cape Coast.

Accommodation:  Crawford's Beach Lodge or similar including breakfast and dinner.

Day 11 : Port Elizabeth

Awake to the sounds of the crashing waves and enjoy the morning at leisure.  The beach stretches on uninterrupted for many kilometres and the indigenous beach forest is a haven for amazing birdlife.  Continue south to Port Elizabeth.

Accommodation:  Garden Court King's Beach or similar including breakfast.

Day 12 : Knysna

Today journey continues towards the Cape.  Visit the Tsitsikamma Forest, which provides scenic walking opportunities.  A short walk to the Storms River Mouth offers some magnificent views of the gorge and river below.  Arrive in Knysna late afternoon for check in and dinner.

Accommodation:  Premier Knysna, The Moorings or similar including breakfast and dinner.

Day 13 : Mossel Bay

After breakfast travel inland over the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the 'feather capital of the world' because of its ostrich industry.  Visit a working ostrich farm and then explore the famous Cango Caves with their magnificent dripstone formations of stalactites and stalagmites.  Continue to Mossel Bay for a visit of the famous Post Office Tree, the Bartholomeus Diaz Museum and Shell Museum.

Accommodation:  Garden Court Mossel Bay or similar including breakfast.

Interior

Activities and Services

Day 14 : Cape Town

After breakfast we head for Cape Town via the towns of Swellendam, Robertson and Worcester.  After travelling through the Huguenot Tunnel, iconic Table Mountain greets us as we arrive in Cape Town in the afternoon.

Accommodation:  Sunsquare - Cape Town or similar including breakfast.

Optional Tour (for own account): Kaapse Stories Dinner Theatre - ZAR810.00 per person.  Option to be paid for on tour.

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Day 15 : Cape Town

Enjoy a day at leisure in the 'Mother City' where a visit to the V & A Waterfront is recommended.  Enjoy time exploring this beautiful city with its many world acclaimed attractions.

Accommodation:  Sunsquare Hotel - Cape Town or similar including breakfast.

Optional Tours (for own account):  Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour - ZAR1250.00 per person OR Full day Winelands Tour - ZAR1090.00 per person.  Option to be paid for on tour.

CAPE WINELANDS DAY TOUR CAPE WINELANDS DAY TOUR

Day 16 : Overnight Travel

This morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel.  The day is at leisure until your transfer to Cape Town Airport where you will check in for your South African Airways flight for Perth via Johannesburg.

Day 17 : End of Itinerary

Arrive Perth and exit Customs before connecting with your Virgin Australia flight to your own capital city.

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